Box-to-box international offers transfer update for Chelsea & Arsenal

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Mooted Chelsea and Arsenal transfer target Moussa Sissoko has revealed that he has no plans to leave Newcastle United before the end of the January transfer window.

The box-to-box midfielder, who arrived at St James’ Park from Toulouse in 2013, has been heavily linked with a move away from the north east in recent times.

Both London heavyweights could do with Sissoko’s energy and dynamism in midfield, with the 26-year-old capable of both breaking up the play and surging forward to turn defence into attack.

Speaking to Telefoot [via Goal], however, the Le Blanc-Mesnil-born star has insisted that he isn’t planning to move clubs in January, in order to ensure he doesn’t jeopardise his chances of representing France at Euro 2016 on home soil this summer.

“I don’t think I’ll leave Newcastle, because this club doesn’t want to let me know,” he began.

“Is it the right time to leave, before the Euro?” he continued. “I am called into the squad and, regardless of our results, I am first choice.

“As with every player, I am dreaming of my winning titles and playing matches with bigger clubs. I need to moisten the shirt with Newcastle, and think about my future after the Euros.”

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Sissoko could be a particularly pertinent addition at Arsenal where, despite signing Mohamed Elneny during the transfer window, the side continue to lack authority in the heart of the midfield.

The likes of Santi Cazorla, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta are all the wrong side of 30, while Sissoko still has some of his best years ahead of him and could be a valuable asset to the Gunners’ squad.

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